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Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • Zoom Meeting

    Kayoubikai is virtual in Spring 2021!

    Kayoubikai (火曜日会) is JASA's monthly networking event where our members and friends have a chance to come together and talk about Japanese culture and their connection to Japan. 

    Traditionally we have met at a local Japanese restaurant each month, but in order to keep everyone safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will be hosting a virtual event instead! 

    We've missed seeing our Kayoubikai regulars and meeting new friends each month, so we hope that you will be able to join us in this online format. Order takeout from your favorite Japanese restaurant, sit back in front of your computer in the comfort of your home, and make some new friends who love Japan! 

    This event will be hosted on Zoom. We will have a brief welcome from JASA leadership and then rotate through Zoom's "Breakout Sessions" in small groups so everyone has a chance to get to know each other. 

    Please be sure to RSVP with your email as we will be sending a Zoom link prior to the event. 

    Please email us with any questions at executivedirector@jasaweb.org. 

    We hope to see you there! 

Regular Events


Kayoubikai (火曜日会)is our monthly outing to a local Japanese restaurant.  Held on the second Tuesday of every month, Kayoubikai is an opportunity to meet new friends with similar interests, practice Japanese, and stay connected with other JASA members. While membership is not mandatory to attend the event, we encourage registering for individual membership to support JASA  and stay involved with our events!

Annual Dinner

Each year, the Japan-America Society of Alabama hosts a special reception and fundraiser to allow our members and guests from all over Alabama to gather, network, and dine with a special program to celebrate the JASA community. Our special 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held on August 22, 2019! Following last year’s highly successful event, we are moving to a larger venue at The Club in Birmingham, AL. View more information about the event here. 

Cherry Blossom Festival

Each year, we celebrate with food, crafts, performances, and other activities at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Garden to welcome the Spring. Join us in March 2018 for hanami (flower viewing) in Birmingham! Cherry Blossoms, or sakura (桜、さくら), only bloom for a few weeks each year.  In Japanese culture, sakura represent mortality and remind viewers of the beauty and transience of life. Thousands of people flock to parks in Japan to see the blossoms. Come see our Birmingham cherry trees while they are in bloom!

Our next Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on March 16, 2018! We hope to see you there!

For pictures from previous years, please visit our photo gallery here. Do you have pictures you'd like to submit? Email them to executivedirector@jasaweb.org!


Tel: +1 (205) 703-0960

2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


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